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examine the messages voters sent yesterday with jeffrey brown, who looks at the makeup of congress and the new laws around the country. >> woodruff: what to do about the fiscal cliff, healthcare and immigration? we explore the challenges ahead in the next four years. >> ifill: and back with us again, for analysis, are mark shields and david brooks. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contribuionto yr ps stion om viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: for the first time in four years, president obama did not have to worry about re-election today. still, there was little time to savor tuesday's victory, in the face of a potential fiscal crisis at the end of the year. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage on this day after the election of 2012. >> reporter:
a deal unless it includes higher taxes on the wealthy. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we'll have excerpts from the predent remksand r own debate on the economic challenges ahead with two senators, maryland democrat ben cardin and tennessee republican bob corker. >> woodruff: then, ray suarez has the latest on the surprise resignation of cia chief david petraeus after admitting to an extra-marital affair. >> brown: it's still cold and dark in many new jersey homes. special correspondent rick karr follows utility crews as they work to turn the electricity back on. >> access to these lines is quite difficult, cutting through peoples' backyards. you may come in one and cross four oer yards just to get to your job site. >> woodruff: plus mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: intel >> music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident, i was worried the healthcare system spoke on with all its own. with united
of the lawhat says if you are white, you are all right. if you are brown, show me your papers. that resonated throughout the country. back in february, with that endorsement. it was great for the republican primary. for the general election -- there was a reaction from hispanics. and even marco rubio cannot correct e prlem. they have a deeper problem. they have to deal with the george wallaces of the republican party. >> charles? >> and the demographics, the idea of republicans being white, i think, is wrong. it is true they have problems with african-americans, single women, and young people. those tend to be liberal. with hispanics that are naturally more conseativ ligious, a catholic, it requires a change in policy on immigration. it can be done in one stroke. once it is done, we will not be speaking about the demographic issue. we will be talking about ideological issues. >> all right. let's talk about the new congress. >> i would not have been able to do this without your unbelievable support. you, my friends, stood with me when others tried to buy this election. >> that is tammy duckwor
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be open and scott brown could have another shot at getting into the senate. i don't think that would be the worst thing in the world for the president, especially since we picked up seats this time around. scott brown, as a republican who may actually across the aisle, could actually serve as a useful political tool for the president. that will be interesting to watch. the other one, of course, is treasury secretary time geithner leaving. one of the outside names that's been floated is cheryl sandberg, coo of facebook. she's the first one and she's had a terrific choice. another name i haven't heard but my virginia centrist byas leads me to bring up is mark warner, senator from virginia, great businessman, has bipartisan appeal. i think he could be strong as well. the last one that's opening up is chief of staff, jennifer g n granholm apparently she is -- >> yes. >> apparently they really want to get her in in some position. >> more jenny g. >> the energy, cheerleading. >> unrelenting positive vibe and energy. >> for jenny g. >> i'd like to get rahm back. not a possibility. >> kerry
changes not just in terms of having a brown person on stage but really a cultural shift within the party and that includes being able to bargain and putting a plan on the table. >> it couldn't have gotten worse in january there will be more democratic members of the house of representatives. i don't see any reason for the president and the democrats not to wait until january on doing anything on this. i'm with you 1,000 percent on the off the cliff strategy. we have to get chris an off the cliff button >> here are two things that i would say. it is very interesting. fiscal cliff was a term coined by ben bernanke. and he was doing it to try to kick congress's butt to do something stimulative. but what has happened is if people think about it as a cliff, they don't understand that you can go off it. it is not just a slope. it is a little driveway, i think the rhetoric that has come out around it is bad for the negotiating position for the president because it makes seeming go off the cliff worse than what it is. >> down the slope a little bit. what will happen is if they do it on january 1
in massachusetts and warren defeated brown. for that one independent expected to lead democratic during voting time and there are 46 republicans. the democrats reclaim control. and the republicans were take the majority in the house. cnn is projecting the gop to have 234 seats compared to 193 for the democrats. republicans failed with the presidency, failed to take the seventh of the gop it maintains a substantial majority in the house. right here. as that does is saddling we are asking you on facebook now that the election is over what you think are the chances of democrats and republicans working together? feel free to let us know what you think on our facebook fan page. >>pam: their reelected senior feinstein is saying that the biggest challenges is divided congress. once again it is into the control of the democrats and the republicans control the house but they need to work together. >> we must do the people's business we have to find ways to use that word which some are disdainful of. and i see an enormously positive sense and that is the word compromise. that is how you get things done in th
brown of georgia. and on tuesday he won back his house seat, and therefore his place on the house science committee. there's no suspense about paul brown's re-election because he ran unopposed. but in a development worthy of national recognition, maybe a national round of applause, i need to tell you that nearly 4,000 of paul brown's constituents went in to the voting booth on tuesday, and decided that instead of just voting for unopposed paul brown, or instead of just not voting for anybody in that race, nearly 4,000 people in paul brown's district decided they would write in a worthy opponent for him. nearly 4,000 in his district went into the voting booth on tuesday and wrote in the name charles darwin. instead of voting for the evolution is lies from the pit of hill guy. which is maybe as good a reminder as we are ever going to get in this country that it is not just that when things seem dire that we should hope for improvement. sometimes even when things go great, good-bye todd akin. sometimes there is still room for yet more good news on top of something you already thought
. 54% of voters said yes to prop 30. compared to 46% who voted no. governor jerry brown says it puts california on a more solid fiscal footing. >> this takes time and effort but we are on a correct glide path. and the rating agencies gun to put our -- begun to put out their commentary on how california is on a stable path. >> it will raise the sales tax and increase income taxes for people who make $250,000 a year for the next 7 years. >>> the superintendent said today parents and students across the state can breathe a sigh of relief knowing our schools will have the resources for the remainder of the year. >>> californians approved 5-11 ballot measures. the tax measure made the cut, so did prop 35, increases prison sentences and fines for human trafficking convictions. and prop 36, which revises law to impose life sentence only when new felony conviction is serious or violent and the increase on out of state businesses and new state district lines. voters defeated prop 31, and prop 32. a measure to set insurance prices based on a person's history was defeated. they also rejected a
race? it was a write-in after incumbent republican paul brown called evolution and the big bang theory, quote, lies straight from the pit of hell. brown did manage to beat darwin and all other challengers. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> so last night on "politics nation," megan mccain spoke with reverend al sharpton about the direction of the gop and where she thinks the party went wrong. >> i think we haven't done a good job of reaching out to minorities, reaching out to women. i think gay marriage is an issue that's a generational issue that's quite clearly trending towards passing in all states in america. for whatever reason, this obsession with social issues is killing us. it was a very difficult night. that tweet i sent out was one of the most popular things i ever tweeted in the almost 2 1/2 years i've been on twitter. this is a very harsh reality that we're facing right now, but i'm not shocked or surprised. i knew this when my father lost. i've been sort of ost that sized for my party that i've discussed with you on this show before. i don't know what peop
is my favorite story. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: scott brown's truck is for sale on craigslist. ♪ nah, nah, nah, nah ♪ >> stephanie: washington state has voted for same-sex marriage. and in minnesota richard karlbahbah joins us now. good morning richard. >> good morning, thanks for having me on. >> stephanie: congratulations for your quality news from minnesota. >> it's fantastic. >> stephanie: the news could hardly be better this week. it takes away that talking point, right? >> yeah and the great thing is that the united states didn't just beat them when they are on defense, which we have done in the state house in the past but we beat them when the national organization for marriage was on offense, and they have been so successful on offense, and that i think -- and they lost in the heartland of this country, so the midwest's values are not buying what they are selling anymore, that's for sure. >> stephanie: yeah, it really is exciting. they even sound like dinosaurs. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: tony perkins our goo
wilson was arrested. wilson's family hired world famous seattle defense attorney john henry brown. brown once represented serial killer ted bundy and is now defending robert bales, the american soldier accused of mass murder in afghanistan. in the mid '90s, he came to wenatchee when scores of adults were charged with child sexual abuse. he succeeded in having some of those cases dropped or overturned. >> it was completely false, made up known as the wenatchee witch hunt. >> reporter: gary reisen was the prosecutor then going up against brown in the child sex abuse scanneding and he's the prosecutor now against kris wilson. >> mr. brown likes case that is are high visibility. >> reporter: the two attorneys were ready to present their cases to the judge and jury. gary reisen had strong dna evidence. john henry brown had a strong card to play a witness who claims she saw mackenzie strangled on videotape by somebody else. >> to watch somebody be tortured like they did to her and kill her and laugh about it never goes away. >> reporter: the outcome was a cour
qualmie brown will be sentenced on bank charges. >> also campaign violation charges which he will be sentenced for this afternoon. melanie is live outside the u.s. district court now with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we all know brown was a rising political star. in 2004 he became the first person living east to win a city council seat. he rose in power taking the council chairman step in 2010 at the age of 40. federal prosecutors say after today, he will have no political office and be unemployed. he pleaded guilty in june. false information on bank loan applications. one of the loans was for 39 foot boat. also forged the signature of a friend to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit. 2008 re-election campaign kwauled to report more than $400,000 in expenditures and $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company. on those federal charges brown's original plea called for 6 month sentence. prosecutors believe a 6 day jail sentence plus three years of supervised probation would be appropriate
to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin in washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff are going to be so severe. people are talking about a global financial crisis, another u.s. credit downgrade. those who do say there absolutely has to be a compromise. shortly after the confetti fell on election night both sides
jerry brown is doing to get additional revenue to eliminate the need to cut education spending. he is increasing the tax rate on the wealthy. increasing sales tax and getting $6 billion a year of extra revenue in the state. the public voted for it. >> the public understands that. that's why the public re-elected president obama. that's been his exact position, and i'm proud of the residents here who voted for that because our children deserve that. they deserve to be taken care of in terms of not being on the chopping block. >> eliot: i think jerry brown defense a fair bit of credit. he was taking a lot of swings and arrows headed his way. he said if you don't go for this, i have to cut your education. and the rest of the nation should look at california. you are big. the set the example often. the public said this makes sense. the president can say to john boehner, the public supports it. >> governor brown led the charge on this. he was steady, focused and he did not relent, and did not allow anyone to push him back on that. we won and you're right. i think the country is ready fo
. >> sherrod brown in ohio, on his massive victory. >>> and righties continue to freak out over the death of traditional america? >> it's not a traditional america anymore. >> eugene robinson weighs in tonight. >> and with us tonight, folks, thanks for watching. the obama campaign has just released video of the president addressing his staff in chicago. he gets very emotional. it's remarkable video. we'll bring it in just a moment. president obama doesn't have a lot of time to bask in his electoral victory. the fight for the middle class starts right now in congress. the confetti was still on the floor after the celebration in chicago, and house speaker john boehner was already hinting at another major fight in congress over taxes and spending. >> in order to garner republican support for new revenues, the president must be willing to reduce spending and shore up entitlement programs that are the primary drivers. mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led, not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. >> president obama will make a statement tomorrow in the east room.
jerry brown, whose plan to balance the state budget or try to with a 6 billion dollar tax hike was 64% of the vote. it wasn't such a big night of the unions, the greatest defeat perhaps in michigan, 58% of voters rejected a measure to put collective bargaining in the confusi constitution. connell, you covered the michigan results. that's a big union state. what happened? >> boy, paul, this is a huge defeat for the unions in michigan, no question about it. basically the voters looked at this and they said they weren't willing to be union's guinea pig for the plan to get their interest written in state constitutions as to way to end run any reforms that states my try like what happened in wisconsin. what's interesting about the michigan numbers looking at them though, the no vote on pop significance proposition 2, the union initiative, got about 500,000 more votes than president obama did in the state and even more votes than mitt romney. and what that tells us is that the moderates and democratic support for the unions and their interests in michigan may be weakening, that's something
. adventure awaits. >>> republicans are doing everything they can to get scott brown back in the senate, beginning with their attack on u.n. ambassador susan rice. that's coming up next. cookie. when they unite...magic. cookie! [ male announcer ] and anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't deserve the extra chocolate chips. download zeebox free, and make magic when you watch tv. doesn't deserve ti'i invest in what i know.r. i turned 65 last week. i'm getting married. planning a life. there are risks, sure. but, there's no reward without it. i want to be prepared for the long haul. i see a world bursting with opportunities. india, china, brazil, ishares, small-caps, large-caps, ishares. industrials. low cost. every dollar counts. ishares. income. dividends. bonds. i like bonds. ishares. commodities. diversification. choices. my own ideas. ishares. i want to use the same stuff the big guys use. ishares. 9 out of 10 large, professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. introducing the ishares core, etfs for the heart of your portfolio. tax efficient and low cost building blocks to help
are doing everything they can to get scott brown back in the senate, beginning with their attack on u.n. ambassador susan rice. that's coming up next. [ male announcer ] zeebox is the free app that makes watching tv even better. if your tv were a slow running teenager, zeebox would be a horror movie monster. together they'd create heart-pounding magic... ahhhhhhhh, i fell over. grooaaaaaarrrr! [ screams ] ...that would forever bring couples closer on couches. download zeebox free, and go... grooaaaaaarrrr! ...when you watch tv. >>> i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get in the middle class. that's my mandate. that's what the american people said. they said work really hard to help us. don't worry about the politics of it, don't worry about the party interests, don't worry about the special interests. just work really hard to see if you can help us get ahead. >> that was president obama's answer when asked today at his presidential news conference if he had a mandate on taxes. and the president noted he ha
's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electral with republicans, former democratic congress john huntsman, cathy mcmorris-rogers, carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late 1970s, but this last tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show, but, first, that fiscal cliff. those tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and house speaker john boehner picked up where they left off in dualing public appearances where both sounded consillatory, but didn't seem to budge much. must add to the president's to do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is robert menendez, later chairman of the house homeland security committee. good morning, senator. it's good to see you.
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